NYSE:SCL - Stepan Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$88.02 +0.58 (+0.66 %)
(As of 08/20/2018 07:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$87.44
Today's Range$86.68 - $88.35
52-Week Range$68.09 - $89.90
Volume44,439 shs
Average Volume95,344 shs
Market Capitalization$1.96 billion
P/E Ratio18.93
Dividend Yield1.05%
Stepan logoStepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.34
Current Ratio2.55
Quick Ratio1.94


Trailing P/E Ratio18.93
Forward P/E Ratio18.57
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.93 billion
Price / Sales1.03
Cash Flow$8.4310 per share
Price / Cash10.44
Book Value$32.90 per share
Price / Book2.68


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.65
Net Income$91.57 million
Net Margins4.82%
Return on Equity14.63%
Return on Assets7.53%


Outstanding Shares22,520,000
Market Cap$1.96 billion

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 26th. Investors of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.225 per share on Friday, September 14th. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th. View Stepan's Dividend History.

How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.38. The basic materials company had revenue of $519.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $519.90 million. Stepan had a return on equity of 14.63% and a net margin of 4.82%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.32 EPS. View Stepan's Earnings History.

When is Stepan's next earnings date?

Stepan is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Stepan.

What price target have analysts set for SCL?

4 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Stepan's stock. Their predictions range from $32.00 to $36.00. On average, they expect Stepan's stock price to reach $33.6667 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 61.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Stepan.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Stepan?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Stepan.

Who are some of Stepan's key competitors?

Who are Stepan's key executives?

Stepan's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 57)
  • Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, VP, Gen. Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Sec. (Age 56)
  • Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 54)
  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 48)
  • Mr. Luis Rojo, CFO & VP of Fin. (Age 45)

Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about SCL stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stepan earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.38 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Stepan.

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (12.48%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.82%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.84%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.56%), LSV Asset Management (0.85%) and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.80%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Michael Ross Boyce and Scott R Behrens. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Stepan.

Which major investors are selling Stepan stock?

SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Alambic Investment Management L.P., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Grace & White Inc. NY, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Eagle Asset Management Inc., First Trust Advisors LP and Dean Capital Management. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Debra Stefaniak, F Quinn Stepan, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory Servatius, Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Michael Ross Boyce and Scott R Behrens. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan.

Which major investors are buying Stepan stock?

SCL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, United Services Automobile Association, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Wells Fargo & Company MN and Personal Capital Advisors Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Stepan.

How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $88.02.

How big of a company is Stepan?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $1.96 billion and generates $1.93 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $91.57 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.65 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,096 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is Edens and Winnetka Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Stepan (NYSE SCL)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  151 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  219 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  370
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Stepan and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SCL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SCL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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